The "AE-PLC-SMOLD" is an automatic molding workstation commanded by a PLC. The "AE-PLC-SMOLD" also include a conveyor system to transport the incoming pieces to the molding zone where the unit simulate a molding process by punching the piece with three pneumatic actuators.
The "AE-PLC-SMOLD" workstation is designed as a modular system to facilitate the understanding of the unit. The main components are:
- The PLC: is composed by the CPU PLC unit and all the extra modules needed to perform a correct working of the workstation.
- The control panel: with start/stop button, emergency push button, reset button, light indicators to show current state of the process, etc.
- The pneumatic circuit: contains the required solenoid valves, the pressure components, the filters and regulators to assure the appropriate working of the unit.
- The workstation: is composed by real industrial components used by the industrial molding systems such as presence sensors, electric powered conveyor system, etc.
The "AE-PLC-SMOLD" is an independent workstation that can work alone and/or in conjunction with other workstation to make up a complete Flexible Manufacturing system*.
*The Flexible manufacturing systems product list is available at "Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS)" area of the general catalogue.